Friday, November 18, 2011

Salted Caramel Butter Bars

Found this recipe on Pinterest, here.
Butter + salted caramel = DEEEEEEELICIOUS.

for crust
4 sticks of butter, room temperature
1C sugar
1.5C powdered sugar
2 tbs vanilla
4C all purpose flour

for filling
1 - 14oz bag of caramels unwrapped
1/3C of heavy cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp sea salt

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Spray 9x13 pan with pam.
  3. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar.
  4. Add vanilla and flour to butter mixture until dough forms.
  5. Press 1/3 of dough mixture evenly across the greased pan.
  6. Bake crust for 20 minutes, remove from oven when done.
  7. Place remaining dough into the refrigerator.
  8. Combine caramels and cream into a microwave safe bowl.
  9. Microwave on high for 1 minute, remove and stir.
  10. If not complete melted, microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth and melted.
  11. Pour caramel onto crust.
  12. Sprinkle salt over caramel.
  13. Remove chilled dough from refrigerator and crumble evenly over caramel.
  14. Return pan to the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  15. Let cool and then cut into bars.
  16. Enjoy!

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